Councilor-elect killed following poll results in Sirajganj



District Correspondent, Barta24.com, Sirajganj
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Councilor-elect of Sirajganj Pourashava Md. Tariqul Islam Khan was killed in the attack carried out by his opponent clash following the announcement of poll result. The incident took place in Shahidganj area of the town around 8 pm on Saturday (January 16).

The deceased Tariqul Islam, son of Abdul Quddus of New Bhangabari area of the town. He won the post of councilor of ward 6 of the pourashava by a margin of 85 votes.

According to police and local sources, Tariqul was declared the winner after counting the votes in Ward No. 6 of the Pourashava around 8 pm on Saturday. Soon after the results were announced, the supporters of the winning candidate got into a fight with the supporters of the nearest rival Shahadat Hossain. At one stage it turned into a serious clash. At one stage Councilor Tariqul sustained stab injury in the clash.

He was rushed to a private hospital in Sirajganj where doctors declared him dead. His body was later shifted and kept in the morgue of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital in Sirajganj. Sirajganj Sadar Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Golam Mostafa said police has been deployed in the area after the incident.